Major Road Closures Set to Hit Brampton Very Soon

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Festivals and events in Brampton are a blast, but with many events come a set of major road closures that are just as important to know about!

Rogers Hometown Hockey is happening this coming weekend on Saturday March 10 (12-6 p.m.) and Sunday March 11 (12 p.m.-end of viewing party) in Garden Square. Hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, big names in NHL alumni Darryl Sittler, Rick Vaive and Wendel Clark will be there, and live entertainment and activities are set to take over the square.

The Hockey Night In Canada: Punjabi Edition broadcast team will also be there on the 11th.

Road closures will be in effect from the 8th through the 12th. Here is the official list of road closures for the event, courtesy of the city:

The following roads will be closed from Thursday, March 8 at 9:00 am - Monday, March 12 at 5:00 am
  • Main Street North from Queen Street to Theatre Lane
The following roads will be closed from Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 am - Monday, March 12 at 12:00 am
  • Queen Street East from George Street to Main Street
  • Queen Street West from Main Street to Chapel Street
  • Main Street South from Queen Street to Wellington Street
  • Please note that John Street will be converted to a two-way street for the above closures

The free hockey-themed weekend will feature a Rogers Fan Hub, pick up ball hockey games, performances by Ashlynne Vince on Saturday, followed by AHI and the Skydiggers on Sunday, free pizza slices from Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria, and much, much more.

Following festivities in the Square on March 10, you can join Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on March 11 at 6 p.m. for a live, pre-game broadcast from the Rogers Hometown Hockey Mobile Studio. Then, there will be an outdoor viewing party on the big screen at 7 p.m. when the Calgary Flames, including hometown player Sean Monahan, take on the New York Islanders.

“Hometown Hockey is a nationally recognized tour that unites communities and allows them to come together to show their pride not only for local hockey, but also for the cities they call home," said Bob Darling, Director, Economic Development and Culture. "It stands to have an up to $1 million impact on Brampton, and will provide fundraising opportunities for local organizations. Events such as Hometown Hockey are integral to building vibrant urban centres and ignite opportunity and instill pride in those who live and work here.”
The festival visits 24 communities across Canada from October through April.

Residents are asked to wear red to welcome Hometown Hockey, and the clock tower at City Hall will be lit up in red to celebrate, too!

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